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The Actors (2003)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 16 May 2003 (UK)
Two failed actors decide to pull a con on a local gangster by pretending to be the people to whom he owes money.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mrs. Magnani
Aisling O'Sullivan ...
Abigail Iversen ...
Michael Colgan ...
Audition Director
Deirdre Walsh ...
Camcorder Girl
Bill Hickey ...
Stage Doorkeeper
Veronica O'Reilly ...
Box Office Attendant
Paul Ward ...
Maurice - Usher
Dermot - Usher


Two failed actors decide to pull a con on a local gangster by pretending to be the people to whom he owes money.

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Thick as thieves. Only thicker.


Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »



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Release Date:

16 May 2003 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A nagy alakítás  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£226,860 (United Kingdom), 18 May 2003, Limited Release
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


(at around 1 min) When Magnani finally confronts Tony and Tom in their dressing room, the mic is visible above Tom's head. See more »


Anthony O'Malley: And we are sad men, awaiting advice from a nine year old girl.
Tom Quirk: But we're big enough to accept that.
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Could It Be Love?
Orchestrated by The Michael Nyman Band
Performed by Dylan Moran and Lena Headey
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You'll enjoy it almost as much as the cast obviously did
2 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

Right, for a start, I liked it. It was funny, It was farcical; Michael Caine and Dylan Moran threw themselves into their roles with such obvious glee, that I found it impossible not to be swayed by this film despite its many obvious flaws. The musical score just didn't seem appropriate; a number of the scenes appeared irrelevant and a little clunky; it just is not perfectly crafted and does appear cobbled together at times. But, and its a big but, its just funny. It just is - Michael Caine is wonderful as the neverhasbeen, entirely self absorbed O'Malley. While Moran handles his (definately more challenging) role with an almost nonchalent ease - a superb actor and one to watch in the future me thinks. In summary, and despite its flaws, if you don't laugh at this nice little film then your a bigger cynic than me - and you have my pity!

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